Best Shows For Families In London

Discover the best family shows in London. Looking for family-friendly theatre shows in London? Look no further than The West End Shows, where you can catch beloved musicals like Wicked, Matilda, and Frozen and plays suitable for all ages, such as The Play That Goes Wrong. Whether you’re looking to entertain the little ones or treat the whole family to a special outing, there’s something for everyone in London’s historic theatre district. Check out our roundup of the top family theatre shows and book your tickets today at The West End Shows.

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Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre London

Matilda is a heartwarming tale about a regular girl who possesses extraordinary abilities. Despite being born into a neglectful family that frowns upon her love for reading books over watching TV, Matilda hopes to find comfort when she starts school. However, things take a turn for the worse when she encounters the cruel Ms Trunchbull, who uses the frightening Chokey as a form of punishment. The whimsical score for Roald Dahl’s Matilda was composed by Tim Minchin. Come and join the Revolting Children in the West End for an entertaining time. Matilda is suitable for children aged six and above. Purchase your Matilda the Musical tickets at The West End Shows.

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The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre London

Experience the beloved Disney classic come to life on stage in London’s West End with The Lion King musical. Featuring iconic music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, including memorable numbers such as “Circle of Life”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” and “Hakuna Matata”, the Lyceum Theatre transforms into the Serengeti with actors donning giant puppets to portray the animals. Follow Simba, the prince of Pride Lands, as he embarks on his journey to become the rightful king. The Lion King is appropriate for children ages 6 and up. Secure your tickets for this long-running and award-winning production at The West End Shows.

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Frozen Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Are you excited about the highly anticipated Frozen musical which opened in London’s West End? Samantha Barks will be portraying Elsa in this Disney production, which is sure to have the popular “Let It Go” song stuck in your head once again. Despite its icy setting, this show is the hottest ticket in town and is suitable for children ages 3 and up.Book Frozen tickets at The West End Shows.

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Wicked Musical at the Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked is a beloved musical theatre classic in London that has been captivating audiences for more than a decade. It tells the story of the witches from Oz, Elphaba and Glinda, as they attend Shiz University and face challenging times. The show is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz and features the famous song “Defying Gravity”. Wicked is popular among young musical theatre fans worldwide and is suitable for children aged 7 and over. Book your tickets for Wicked on The West End Shows website.

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The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre London

Mischief Theatre is a British comedy brand known for its unique style of humour. Their play, The Play That Goes Wrong, originated in a London pub and is about a dramatic society staging a murder mystery. Naturally, things don’t go as planned, and the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society puts on a disastrous production of The Murder at Haversham Manor. This hilarious play is suitable for all ages, from 9 to 99, and is sure to have you laughing out loud. It’s recommended for children aged 8 and up. To see The Play That Goes Wrong, book tickets through The West End Shows.

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Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre London

One of the longest-running musicals in London, Mamma Mia! takes the universal hits of Swedish outfit ABBA and sets them to a heart-warming story in a hugely fun production. Set on a Greek island where Sophie is preparing for her wedding, she invites the three men she believes could be her father to the ceremony, without her mother knowing. If you enjoyed either of the blockbuster films, you’ll love singing along with “Chiquitita”, “Dancing Queen” “Super Trouper”, “The Winner Takes It All” and more. Mamma Mia! is suitable for children aged 5 and over. Book Mamma Mia! tickets on The West End Shows.

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Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre London

Grab your skateboard. Stock up on plutonium. Turn the ignition on your DeLorean and go back in time with Back to the Future. The Olivier-winning musical brings sci-fi films to life in an explosive fashion. Join Marty McFly and Doc Brown as they go from 1985 to 1955 and back again. There’s original music as well as the Back to the Future film favourites like “Johnny B. Goode.” So feel the power of love in the West End. Book Back to the Future tickets online today.

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ELF the Musical at the Dominion Theatre London

Get ready for a visit from Santa! It’s common knowledge that singing loudly for all to hear is the best way to spread Christmas cheer. This is exactly what Buddy does in ELF the Musical. Based on the popular 2003 Christmas film, this festive family favourite premiered on London’s West End in 2015. It’s returning to the Dominion Theatre in 2023, bringing back all the Christmas spirit that audiences love. While the stage adaptation differs from the movie, it still includes plenty of sparkle, twinkle, glitter, and fun! Book your ELF the Musical tickets now on The West End Shows website